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“The girls just loved the visit”

Parfumerie Fragonard
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Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery and Provence Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Nice
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Grasse
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Visits to this historic factory thread their way through the perfumer’s laboratory, with its perfume organ, the distillery, the maceration and filtering studios, the enfleurage rooms, and the artisanal packaging and soapmaking workshops. The museum's collection features bottles and perfume memorabilia from ancient times and all the way up to the present day. Clay perfume flasks, khol vases, scent holders, salve jars, pomanders, bergamotes, and travel kits trace 3,000 years of history.
Meerbusch, Germany
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“The girls just loved the visit”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We went to Grasse in August to visit the famous perfume museum of Fragonard. Allthough there very many tourists, the attention of the staff was still quite pleasing.
At the end of the tour, there was the usual shopping, however all my girls ( 4 of them ) got their personalized perfume and were very happy with this day trip.

Visited August 2013
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Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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“Disappointing Visit”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited Grasse from our holiday base of Antibes. It wasn't a bad drive, and we didn't know much about Grasse, other than the connection with perfumes.

We arrived in the centre of Grasse, and there were posters everywhere directing you to Fragonard factories. We found one that had an old looking building, but parking was limited, and we were directed towards another factory. I'm not sure whether we were directed to the new factory as the old place was full, or maybe they just weren't open to the public that day.

Regardless we were soon at the new factory which had plenty of parking. It was pretty much a self guided tour, but there was a group of people who were given explanations as to the manufacturing process in French (obviously :-)) which we didn't join. It was a Sunday so the production machinery were unmanned and nothing was going on.

We quickly walked through the factory to arrive in the shop where there were lots of expensive soaps and perfumes for sale.

I think we were anticipating a bit of a history or a museum of perfumes, but we just had a short walk through a modern factory.

If there is a more interesting museum elsewhere in Grasse, we didn't get to experience it :-)

All in all it was a pointless drive to Grasse.

Thanks for reading.

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

A 20min drive by car from Cannes.Ther are 3 factories to chose from offering the same service and attractions:Molinard,Galimard and Fragonard. You arrive in the middle of an ugly city Grass. There is a free short (15'min) factory visit which is not really a factory but a small volume laboratory with a few posters in French and poor English. you follow the production line by yourself.There are basically 3-4 process rooms with manual packaging being one of them. It is great to see but it is short.At the end ther is a giant shop with their products like body lotion,own branded perfums (26-100eur),face creams and aftershaves. No customer service,no business acumen.

Visited August 2013
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“Friendly, free and fun”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

They offer free guided tours through the factory and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They take time to answer all your questions. There is also a small Museum, free of charge and of course a huge store where you can buy all the Fragonard products.

Visited July 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Lovely fragrances”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

A must if you love perfume, both for men and woman. Our friendly hostess, Kristina, gave us a very good insight in the process of manufacturing as well as the various products required to produce perfume. After the tour you have the opportunity smell all the lovely fragrances and canbuy perfume and other products at factory prices. You are no obligation to buy anything. Received great service from Kristina. Very professional and friendly.

Visited August 2013
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